NIST releases 'Managing Information Security Risk'

Friday - 3/4/2011, 9:30am EST

NIST has compiled set of guidelines for the Federal Information Security Management Act - that they say is their capstone document for FISMA implementation. NIST Special Publication 800-39 lays out a three-tiered risk-management system for agencies to use. The first tier identifies risk at the management level. Next, a strategy is planned out and then developed into a system. This is the fourth in five documents from the National Institute of Standards and Technology on FISMA reform.

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